Hiring Managers: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

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2017 is shaping up to be a year unlike any other. The changes that may affect the way you do your job are varied and significant.

And we’re not only talking politics here; there’s a sea change in the attitudes of the job candidates you’ll be meeting, and the variety and diversity of their expectations may pose significant new challenges for you unless you know what to expect.

Don’t worry, we’ll tell you.

Background Checks and the International Workforce

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Today, businesses are becoming international enterprises far earlier in their life-cycle than ever before.

Perhaps it’s because it’s now easier and faster to travel overseas and, thanks to technology, easier to collaborate with staff, vendors, consultants, and others around the world (potentially eliminating the need for travel altogether).

An employee no longer has to physically be located in a company’s main office to be productive. And recruiting now recognizes that talent may reside across national boundaries.

Finding talent in another country may now be requisite, but it also demands extending background screening to best ensure the hiring not only of top tier talent, but to help to reduce risk and safeguard security as well.

To Be Global, Act Local

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Driven by a number of factors, such as the economic growth, increasing globalization and fierce competition for talent, global recruitment and talent attraction will continue to be a key focus for many employers in 2015 and beyond. Employers interested in expanding their business beyond their national borders, or to hire talent from abroad, must be […]


Best Practices and Practical Solutions to the Global Background Check Conundrum

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In a 2012 KPMG survey, 75% of American executives said they were expanding globally and 70% explicitly stated that they planned to expand their international employee base. For such multinationals, the dynamic and global workforce offers a unique opportunity to hire high-caliber talent. However, for the recruiters who must source global candidates, the myriad of […]


Business Drivers and Challenges in Global Background Screening

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After emerging from one of the hardest recessions in decades, employers have been fretting over a seemingly pervasive skills gap. Why aren’t there enough qualified candidates despite the fact that we have nearly two job seekers for every available job? This is particularly true in the fields of technology, science, and engineering, as well as […]


The Background Screening Gap that Many HR Professionals are Overlooking

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Many organizations in the United States actively recruit individuals who have lived, studied, or worked in another country. Hiring individuals with foreign experience or backgrounds can add valuable new perspectives to an organization and can serve as tangible evidence of a commitment to diversity. However, only 15% of the employers who responded to HireRight’s 2014 […]